21 January 2022,   14:29
Flooding hits Mexico hospital, killing 15 COVID-patients

At least 17 patients have been killed after heavy rainfall caused flooding at a hospital in Mexico"s central Hidalgo state, officials say, writes BBC.

They say a river burst its banks and water then cut the power supply at the hospital in the town of Tula.

Some of the victims were COVID-19 patients who were being treated with oxygen therapy, local media report.

Rescuers evacuated about 40 patients. Meanwhile, a boat transporting the state governor sank in the river.